Electric Propulsion: The Future of Sustainable Aviation
USC researchers awarded a new NASA grant to make air travel cleaner, greener and more adaptable.
USC researchers awarded a new NASA grant to make air travel cleaner, greener and more adaptable.
Over 100 USC Viterbi undergraduates present their year-long research projects virtually at the 2021 Viterbi Research Symposium
With a $2.3 million NIH award, USC researchers will study how cilia behavior and structure impact their function, a key in improving diagnostics and treatments for lung illnesses like COVID-19.
A collaboration between the USC WiSE program and the Aerospace Corporation, this prestigious fellowship offers students the opportunity to gain real-life industry experience and develop their skills
In a return to in-person graduation, the Class of 2020 and 2021 celebrate “passage to a post-COVID new world”
USC graduates Parker Alban and his sister Sierra Alban carry on their family tradition at commencement, culminating a dream that began over 70 years ago with their USC alumni grandparents.
Research spans from self driving cars, virtual touch, AI for good, teaching machines commonsense and electromagnetic device design.
How USC’s renowned Rocket Propulsion Laboratory took one of the most hands-on clubs on campus remote.
AME students presented designs to allow for more efficient CubeSat operations and to disrupt criminal drone systems using sound at the annual AIAA student conference.
Fifty-three USC Viterbi freshmen impressed judges with their unique designs at the 2021 Boeing Freshman Design Challenge.
As part of the Center for Undergraduate Research in Viterbi Engineering fellowships, undergraduate students participated in research spanning topics including disruptive space engineering, climate change, robotics and AI for social good.
AME Junior David Krieger fell in love with music first and later, found his passion for engineering could drive him to explore sound in a whole new way.
USC researchers created an algorithm that uses five biomarkers to determine which COVID-19 patients will need intensive care after hospitalization.
USC researchers find sea stars’ shape plays an important role in their ability to withstand dynamic water forces and remain attached to surfaces.
A team of USC master’s students creates a disinfection robot to use on COVID-19 prevention.
USC Researchers use biofluid dynamics (hemodynamics) that can potentially detect heart attacks in patients without chest pain and lower mortality and re-hospitalization rates for heart failure patients.
Professor in the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering joins 40 previously selected faculty members as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Mechanical engineering student Anna Balbach is also a certified yoga instructor. She shared this six-minute video to help peers find mental balance and strength ahead of finals.
Learn how the AME lab space at Biegler Hall has adjusted its space to ensure safety of its students, faculty and staff while allowing for immersive, hands-on learning.
USC Viterbi’s Roger Ghanem and Xiaoshu Zeng have created models which predict daily, new COVID-19 cases.
Researchers determine triggers for transitions between coordinated movement of organelles called cilia, identifying a potential diagnostic tool for cancer and other illnesses.
Professor Ananya Renuka Balakrishna attempts to create batteries with longer lifespans.
The fourth lecture in the 10-part series focuses on how automation can help enhance human productivity in industries such as manufacturing while keeping them safe during the global pandemic.
The second lecture in the 10-part series focuses on how the virus spreads in droplets and what masks are most effective
Inaugural lecture in 10-part series focuses on modeling epidemics as a chemical reaction process
The 4th annual Sustain-A-Thon saw 57 students propose solutions for making the planet more livable and sustainable.
USC master’s students tackle robots, masks and droplet dispersion, to better understand how to live with COVID-19.
Both lecture series launch the week after Labor Day, offering students a comprehensive faculty coverage of COVID-19 and a series on sustainable energy with Dean Yortsos
The third floor Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering lab was reconfigured over the summer to offer students an interactive, yet safe experience this fall.
The RoBeetle’s artificial muscle is powered by controlled catalytic combustion, a technology that has the potential to enable the development of a diverse new generation of microrobots capable of operating on land, water and air.
Projects centered on precision agriculture, water modeling using AI, and smog-reducing architecture have been recognized in the USC Center for Sustainability Solutions’ latest grants.
The work of USC Viterbi’s Quan Nguyen focuses on improving robot agility in legged robots so they can more easily and efficiently navigate difficult terrain
Applying shockwaves can improve conditions for fluid mixing in supersonic combustion engines, paving the way for flights at speeds five times faster than the speed of sound.
Xu’s research focuses on on the creation of electronics-free, entirely-soft autonomous robots.
Travis Mendoza, ’16, came to Mexico to build a hotel; when the pandemic struck, he began to focus more on building a community.
USC researchers are using AI to fuel more confident diagnosis of renal tumors, as well as more customized treatment for cancer patients and patients infected with COVID-19.
The design team will present its design on Wednesday, June 17 at 10:50 a.m. PST. Livestream will be available.
From among 113 teams around the world, USC students came in first in the remote fly-off and also won best report at the 2019-2020 competition.
USC and IBM researchers use deep learning to identify manufacturing issues before they spread, reducing wasted time, money and materials.
Awards span research from machine learning to wastewater reuse to fluid dynamics and to self-healing materials.
Combustion expert to start a three-year term on July 1, 2020.
Motivated to engineer a better world for all humanity, USC Viterbi celebrates graduates who have pursued academic excellence and impacted their communities.
Computational models developed by USC researchers show adaptively controlling tumor cell populations to keep them in competition can more effectively treat cancer.
Hannah Walker, a graduating mechanical engineering major and winner of the USC Discovery Scholar Prize, has created a device to inexpensively map the ocean’s underwater topography.
Imagine a museum where Japanese-Americans from World War II live on as virtual avatars. Cole Kawana is working on it.
The Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering honored outstanding seniors on Friday, May 1 at a virtual celebration of their achievements.
The USC Viterbi-led startup, which hopes to leverage AI for manufacturing, takes home the $50,000 grand prize at the 10th annual MEPC.
USC teams take the first three places in the prestigious competition, with USC Viterbi students leading the way.
Dozens of USC Viterbi freshmen competed in the Boeing Design Challenge, where they got a taste of engineering design at a real-world aerospace company.
USC researchers adapt a customizable robot to autonomously perform disinfection tasks in both small and large spaces.
USC researchers and alumni emphasize innovation and collaboration to support the fight against COVID-19 on the front lines.
Annual rankings by U.S. News & World Report also keep USC Viterbi among the top five private engineering schools
USC researchers build robots that can print complicated shapes without compromising on quality or accuracy.
The record-breaking student-led USC Rocket Propulsion Laboratory launched its latest vehicle, Poise, to test a new propellant, recovery system and more.
A team of USC students is one of 10 finalists awarded $10K to build a water extraction tool for NASA’s Moon to Mars challenge.
USC students launch Beamlink to provide the first ultraportable, low cost cellular base station for disaster relief and rural connectivity.
USC Viterbi freshman Jovani Esparza, a first-generation scholarship student, has worked since age 10 to support his family
What USC researchers uncovered about sea star locomotion could help scientists design simpler, decentralized systems in robotics and beyond.
Henry Salvatori Early Career Chair Mitul Luhar was awarded $500K to develop porous materials to better regulate fluid flow, with implications toward smoother performance for aircrafts, water vessels and ground vehicles.
The research team was awarded 2.1M Node-hours by US Department of Energy’s INCITE program to develop a framework that can inform future high-speed flying vehicles.
USC Researcher Discovers a New Approach to Stabilize Spinning Systems by Simultaneously Injecting and Removing Energy
Alina Garcia Taormina, a USC Viterbi Ph.D. student, is named Graduate Student Role Model by the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.
Researchers from the Autonomous Microrobotic Systems Laboratory were acknowledged for designing the first four-winged robotic insect weighing less than 100mg.
After a mechanical failure at June’s Formula SAE competition, USC Racing wins first place at a recent SoCal competition.
The latest edition of the 10-year-old Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize Competition promises to transform high-tech ideas into viable startups.
Researchers at the USC Viterbi Center for Advanced Manufacturing identify an algorithm to optimize robots to provide short, collision-free solutions in complex manufacturing spaces.
Women now comprise 50% of the entering undergraduate class, a historic record for USC Engineering.
High schoolers attend USC Viterbi’s Center for Advanced Manufacturing Open House
The AIAA recognized students from the rocket lab for being the first undergraduate student team to design, build and successfully launch a rocket into space.
USC Viterbi and the Center for Advanced Manufacturing will develop education platform to prepare U.S. workforce for challenges, opportunities in advanced manufacturing
A team of USC Viterbi undergraduates that is developing underwater wireless communication technology will represent the U.S. at the Global Grand Challenges Summit student competition finals
Sophomores and juniors from across the nation participate in cutting-edge research and get a taste for Trojan life
Tim Ellis, named to MIT Technology Review’s 2019 “35 Innovators Under 35” for his use of massive 3-D printers to build space-bound rockets
Jonathan Sauder, a NASA JPL engineer, lands “highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on early career scientists and engineers” for his work on RainCube and Venus Rover.
L.A. Youth Gain Hands-On Engineering Experience at Three-Day Camp Hosted by the USC Viterbi Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
USC Viterbi Assistant Professor Mitul Luhar Develops an Algorithm to Optimize Surfaces for Fast, Frictionless Motion in Water and Air
Assad Oberai demonstrates how machine learning can be used to more quickly and accurately diagnose breast cancer.
Traveler IV is reportedly the first entirely student-designed and built rocket to pass the Kármán line into outer space
Mechanical engineering students challenged themselves to make a robotic fish that not only swims like a real fish, but looks the part too, demonstrating the possibilities inherent to soft robotics.
Graduate students from the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering present award-winning research in smart robotics
The more cancer cells “talk” to each other, the less they grow. New research by USC Viterbi’s Paul Newton looks to encourage this.
From an all-women undergraduate team to teams comprised of Ph.D. students, the ninth rendition of the business model competition brings new meaning to engineering innovation.
Researchers develop an autonomous ship guidance system using probabilistic modeling and AI
In a prestigious summer program at Stanford University, Viterbi PhD students collaborate with leading researchers in their field to study airplane engines
Researchers study how to get even more out of hydrogen fuel to improve engine efficiency
New AI algorithms could allow robots to learn to move by themselves, imitating animals.
Undergraduate students enrolled in AME 441A show off their semester’s work
Presidential Scholarship Winning Duo, Brother and Sister Miles and Evie Kay, studying to be engineers
The Baum Family Maker Space, which will establish a new hub for undergraduate student innovation, positions USC Viterbi as a leader in hands-on engineering learning.
“First Man” screening event celebrates Neil Armstrong (M.S. ’70), spotlights Trojan space pioneers and “the next giant leap” in space exploration
The USC Viterbi outreach program premiered its second annual STEM education camp for middle school girls, featuring major voices from aerospace engineering
USC Viterbi students design a deep-space transport with artificial gravity, earning first place in the graduate division of NASA’s student competition
In this undergraduate course, students look to nature to design and build robots that mimic the movement of animals
After long nights that muddled into early mornings in SAL, CED, and Leavey, they’re ready to set sail
2018 USC Viterbi master’s students shared hugs, laughs and memories at graduation ceremonies.
Accomplishments of Viterbi Master’s students celebrated at the second annual event
At the 2018 USC Viterbi Ph.D. Hooding and Awards ceremony, the intellectual descendants of Curie, Drexler and Viterbi took the stage.
USC NSBE President turns trials into triumphs by taking National Best Medium Chapter for NSBE while finishing her undergraduate degree at USC.
The student-led model aircraft team places 6th at the AIAA international Design Build Fly competition
At the regional AIAA Student Conference, three mechanical engineering seniors placed 1st in the undergraduate paper competition